FITA

FITA Rounds (WA rules)

For FITA rounds, standard indoor distances are 18m and 25m. Outdoor distances range from 30m to 90m for Gentlemen archers, and 30m to 70m for Ladies. The juniors shoot at shorter targets distances. For the archery at the 2012 Olympics, a distance of 70m was used.

Competition is divided into ends. An archer shoots either 3 or 6 arrows per end, depending on the type of round. After each end, the competitors walk to the target to score and retrieve their arrows. There are 20 ends of 3 arrows in a standard round of indoor competition (i.e. the FITA 18 or the FITA 25).

Archers have a set time limit in which to shoot their arrows. For indoor competition, under FITA rules, this is 2 minutes for 3 arrows. Signaling devices such as lights and flags inform the archers when time is up.

For a FITA outdoor round the archer has 4 minutes to shoot 6 arrows at the two longer distances, and 2 minutes to shoot 3 arrows at the remaining two shorter distances.

These rounds use standard 10-zone scoring. For outdoor rounds, arrows are shot at increasingly closer distances – for example, in a Gents FITA round, an archer shoot three dozen at 90 metres, followed by three dozen at 70 metres, then three dozen at 50 metres, then three dozen at 30 metres.

Indoor

Round

1st

2nd

Distance

Arrows

Distance

Arrows

FITA

FITA 18

18 m

5 doz.

FITA 25

25 m

5 doz.

Combined FITA

18 m

5 doz.

25 m

5 doz.

Bray I

20 y

2 ½ doz.

Bray II

25 y

2 ½ doz.

Stafford

30 m

6 doz.

Vegas

18 m

5 doz.

 

Outdoor

Round

90m

70m

60m

50m

40m

30m

20m

15m

10m

Gents FITA

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Ladies FITA

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Metric II

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Metric III

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Metric IV

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Metric V

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz